Talks Programme 2021-2022

Thursday 15th September 2022

The Medieval Wall Paintings in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Guildhall – a new perspective

Lindsey Armstrong, General Manager, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall



Thursday 20th October 2022

The Auxiliers, Britain’s Secret Resistance – Coleshill GHQ

Liza Dibble, The National Trust

When war broke out in 1939, most fit and able men were called up for active duty. But for some, the war was not to be so straightforward. They were destined to live a completely secret life, as members of the British Resistance or the Auxiliers.  Coleshill House, a central, secluded site with good transport links and 48 rooms, was chosen as the GHQ after the bombing of the original offices in Whitehall.
Thursday 17th November 2022

The 17th Century Village – who was in charge?

Deborah Hayter, Oxford University Dept. for Continuing Education

Thursday 1st December 2022

A Journey into History

Loyd Grossman, Broadcaster and Author

Thursday 19th January 2023

The Bathing Lake

A Fine Solidarity in the Life of the Countryside: the Ashbees and Sport in Chipping Campden

Prof Martin Polley, Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture and Professor of History, De Montfort University




Thursday 16th February 2023

For the Preservation of the Peace; the foundation and early years of the Gloucestershire Constabulary

Dr. Timothy Brain, formerly Chief Constable of Gloucestershire


Thursday 16th March 2023

Bede or Beowulf? Constructing the narrative in the making of Early Modern England.

Dr. Toby Purser, University of Northampton



Thursday 20th April 2023

AGM followed by talk – Three villages under the Edge: Aston, Norton and Weston and their connections with Campden

Prof. Christopher Dyer, Emeritus Professor of Local History, University of Leicester and President of CCHS

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